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The William Tell Overture – performed by the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and VCA dancers, at home
Apples were the order of the day for University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and a select number of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) students. After the great success of the University of Melbourne Conservatorium student rendition of Bolero, recorded remotely with 104 talented orchestral musicians, Associate Professor in Music and Head of Orchestral Studies Richard Davis decided to raise the bar with a new, ambitious recording-in-isolation project, the William Tell Overture.
Meet Kyle Ramboyong, BFA (Dance) student at the University of Melbourne
Take a deep dive into the life of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) student. Kyle Ramboyong shares the sage advice he wishes he'd heard before beginning his dance journey at the Victorian College of the Arts.
VCA Digital Archive: dance on film
The VCA Digital Archive is a living audiovisual record of student films that date back to 1966. The articles in this series respond thematically to the depth and breadth of the collection. Enjoy!
Vale Jonathan Taylor: remembering a giant of VCA Dance
Choreographer and educator Jonathan Taylor was appointed Dean of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1988, and worked at the College until 1997. VCA Dance lecturer Helen Herbertson remembers the former Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, who died last week, aged 77.By Helen Herbertson
Carol Brown announced as the new Head of VCA Dance
Carol Brown has been announced as the new Head of VCA Dance at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. The internationally-established creative research scholar, academic and professional choreographer will take up the new position of Professor in Dance in mid-2019.
VCA Dance – on board with the Travelling Dance Studio in Berlin
Some 22 VCA Dance students recently took part in the annual Travelling Dance Studio program in France and Germany, honing their knowledge and skills in ways that will benefit them in Australia. By Paul Dalgarno
A new era for VCA Dance
Head of VCA Dance Jenny Kinder has announced she will step down from her role at the end of 2018.
Four decades of VCA Dance artists and where they are now
As the VCA Dance 40th Anniversary Celebration (10 June) approaches, we ask some former students about their memories of the Victorian College of the Arts, and what they’ve been doing since. By Susanna Ling
Gideon Obarzanek, choreographer: my life
We caught up with the award-winning choreographer and founder of Chunky Move Dance Company, who will present a new work at the VCA from 2–5 May.As told to Susanna Ling
VCA Dance is 40 – Happy Birthday!
As VCA Dance turns 40 it’s time to celebrate the achievements of VCA Dance students, teaching staff and alumni over the past four decades.By Associate Professor Jenny Kinder, Head of VCA Dance
Sue Healey, choreographer and filmmaker: ‘There’s incredible magic in what we shoot’
The award-winning choreographer, educator, filmmaker and installation artist talks to Susanna Ling about her upcoming exhibition at the Victorian College of the Arts.By Susanna Ling